Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. Blog: Archive for August, 2019

Do I Need a Water Softener?

Monday, August 26th, 2019

swirling-drainIf you live in Orlando, FL, the chances are that you already have a water softener installed in your home. If you don’t have one, you might be wondering whether you need to schedule plumbing services for water softener installation in Orlando.

You might have noticed your sinks being riddled with stains you cannot explain. Your skin might feel dry and itchy, or your hair is no longer as shiny as it used to be. You might have a hard water problem in your home, and you need a water softening system.

Water softeners can increase the lifespan of your plumbing, your clothes, and they can help your skin get back its glow. Hard water contains a high concentration of dissolved minerals like magnesium and calcium. A water softener system removes these using an ion exchange that replaces them with potassium or sodium.

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Ew! What’s That Stench?!

Monday, August 12th, 2019

Is it the garbage can? Did someone go to the bathroom? Maybe it’s the litter box. Either way, something smells, and of course, you want to get to the bottom of it. But, have you ever considered that this unpleasant scent could be coming from your drainpipe? That’s right: problems with drains or sewer lines can end up leading to quite an awful scent!

But, why does this happen?

Well, there are plenty of reasons why you might experience a foul odor coming from one or more of the drains in your home, and below, we have listed some of these reasons for you. So, grab your nose plug and keep reading to find out more!

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